Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner in Santa Fe

If you are planning to savor a Thanksgiving Feast in Santa Fe, we recommend that you book in advance. Most of the big hotels will be serving throughout the afternoon and early evening, and some of the smaller restaurants will also be open.  A couple of these places are within easy walking for our guests at the Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn.  My top picks are:

Santa Cafe
(Just about five blocks from Hacienda Nicholas)
From $45-$58, Child's Plate is $25
Seating 2-8:30pm

Menu Highlights:
Lobster Bisque
Crispy Calamari with Lime Dipping Sauce
French Onion Tart with Arugula and Goat Cheese
Roast Organic Turkey with all the Trimmings
Prosciutto-Wrapped Sea Bass  with Sweet Red Pepper Cream
Roasted Butternut Squash with Mascarpone Cheese Ravioli, Truffles, Sauteed Leeks
Pumpkin Pie
Tres Leche Cake
Warm Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Fuego Restaurant
(just one block from Hacienda Nicholas)
$90/person, $70/seniors, $35/children
Seating from 3pm-9pm

Menu Highlights:
Roasted Butternut Bisque
Whole Roasted Turkey & Trimmings - carved at the table!!!
Warm Chocolate Ganache with Raspberry Syrup and Cardamon Ice Cream

Tabla de los Santos
(at the St. Francis Hotel)
Seating from 1pm-7pm

Menu Highlights:
Chile Relleno
Stuffed Sopapillas
Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Free Range Turkey
Grilled Quail or Salmon
Grilled Filet Mignon
Tres Leches Cake
Dixon Apple Pie

Terra Restaurant
(at Encantado - a 15 minute drive from town)
Seating from 11am-8pm

Menu Highlights:
Butternut Squash Soup
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Chilled Seafood Plate
Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings
Foie Gras-roasted Turkey Breast
Prime Rib of Black Angus au Jus
Agave-grilled Tasmanian Salmon
"Three Sister's" Enchiladas
Infinite Dessert Buffet

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